Lexington Attractions

Lexington's Downtown Nightlife

In the evenings downtown Lexington has become a haven for both work-weary souls needing to recharge and for folks looking for a fun place to let loose. Whether you’re interest is music, dance or theatre, there's something for everybody in Lexington's vibrant downtown nightlife. The following are examples of what you will find as you go exploring.


  • The Kentucky Theatre

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    The Kentucky Theatre's marque announces a variety of prodictions - foreign, independent, art and first run films.

  • Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour

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    Song writer-singer Michael Johnathon is the host of Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, a live-audience radio show. Photo by Larry Neuzel.

  • Lexington Opera House

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    The Lexington Opera House is located four block south of the Lyndon house and presents a variety of concerts, Ballet and theatre productions year round. Photo by Paul Hooper.

  • Lexington Ballet Company

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    The Lexington Ballet Company is Central Kentucky's premier performing company for classical and contemporary ballet since 1973. Photo provide by Luis Dominguez.

  • Cheapside Bar & Grill

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    Cheapside Bar & Grill is one of Lexington's favorites serving a mix of rhythm & blues and rock & roll on the weekends.

  • Natasha's Bistro

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    Natasha's Bistro is a hot spot for live Jazz and Grassroots music, as well as avant-garde theatre. Photo provided by Gene Williams.

  • Willie's Locally Known

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    Willie's Locally Known is a Bluegrass music venue serving down home country BBQ and wings that are already hailing as legendary.

  • Redmon's

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    Larry Redmon is not only the proprietor, he's a songwriter-singer whose performances celebrate the country charm of the songs of the American South.

  • Thursday Night Live

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    Come to the Fifth Third Pavilion at Cheapside Park from 4:30pm - 8:00pm for beverages, food from local restaurants and of course, great music by live bands! Photo by Sarah Cook.